It is nearly twenty years since the author of this volume gave to the public "Ten Nights in a Barroom" - a revelation of the evils of liquor-selling so true to nature, so vivid in pictorial effect and so strong in its delineation of character and incident, that it took the people by surprise, and it has ever since held its own among the most ...
It is nearly twenty years since the author of this volume gave to the public "Ten Nights in a Barroom" - a revelation of the evils of liquor-selling so true to nature, so vivid in pictorial effect and so strong in its delineation of character and incident, that it took the people by surprise, and it has ever since held its own among the most popular books of the day, the demand for it being still unabated. In "Three Years in a Man-Trap" he grapples again with the monster Intemperance, but in a new field, and with enemies more thoroughly disciplined and organized. From a quiet country village with its "Sickle and Sheaf," he turns to a great city with its six or seven thousand saloons and taverns, and uncovers the deadly ulcer that is eating steadily down toward the vitals of the people. Timothy Shay Arthur was a popular 19th-century American author most famous for his temperance novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There. He was also the author of dozens of stories for Godey's Lady's Book. Arthur did much to articulate and disseminate the values, beliefs, and habits that defined respectable life in America. Arthur was one of the most popular and widely read author of his time.
Good. No Dust Jacket. A Good copy in embossed and decorated dark blue cloth. Early bookplate and 1880 owner's name, clean within. No separate date for this edition (original copyright of 1872), but believed c.1880.
1872 Full leather, gilt edges & letrg. Rubbed, spine worn, with a few chips out of top. Cocked, front hinge cracked, prv own pencil sgn. Text is still clean & nice looking. Story of liquor & big city; ill ad for oth book.
Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Pencil marking on endpages. Spine slightly cocked. Pages lightly tanned with some light foxing. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends with some rubbing. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 143956.
Illustrated by J. Rea Sc. P. Selling AS IS because covers are almost entirely separated from text. Text sections and some pages are loose. Ads for Orange Blossom /story specimen. Ad tells of reliable agents that canvas areas for this author's work. Green covers/blk illustrations on front with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece is etched illustration entitled 'Father oh father don't do it' she cried in piteous wail'. Endpapers are dark brown. Handwritten on fep is society.....Cannot read handwriting.; Small 8vo; 364+ads pages.
VERY GOOD. 7X6. Cover is in very nice condition, gilt lettering on spine. Decal on inside with name of previous owner, front end page has family history written neatly. Rest of in side is in very good condition. _PAB_
As New. No Dust Jacket. Brand new book, shrink-wrapped; Most likely a POD reprint; Black HC with gilt lettering along the spine ("Three Years in a Man-Trap-Arthur-X1804) Size: 8vo-over 7>"-9>" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 000027.
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